Tevye the Dairyman and The Railroad Stories

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Aug 17, 2011 - Fiction - 352 pages
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Of all the characters in modern Jewish fiction, the most beloved is Tevye, the compassionate, irrepressible, Bible-quoting dairyman from Anatevka, who has been immortalized in the writings of Sholem Aleichem and in acclaimed and award-winning theatrical and film adaptations.

And no Yiddish writer was more beloved than Tevye’s creator, Sholem Rabinovich (1859–1916), the “Jewish Mark Twain,” who wrote under the pen name of Sholem Aleichem. Beautifully translated by Hillel Halkin, here is Sholem Aleichem’s heartwarming and poignant account of Tevye and his daughters, together with the “Railroad Stories,” twenty-one tales that examine human nature and modernity as they are perceived by men and women riding the trains from shtetl to shtetl.
 

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User Review  - hereandthere - LibraryThing

So who is this Shalom Aleichem and how dare he rip off Fiddler on the Roof? Couldn't he at least come up with some original material? What?! Oh. I see. I'm being told that... I understand. If you read ... Read full review

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User Review  - bookczuk - LibraryThing

A Stanford Book Salon selection for 2012-2013. I cannot speak for others, but for my own part, this book is an emotional journey into my heritage. The village Tevye is from, if real, would have been ... Read full review

Contents

Eishteen from Pereshchepena 1 6 3
163
Elul
177
The Slowpoke Express 1 4
184
Burned Out 2 47
247
Fated for Misſortune
259
Glossary and Notes
285
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Hillel Halkin is an award-winning translator and a writer whose most recent work is Across the Sabbath River: In Search of a Lost Tribe of Israel.

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